Olelko (24) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2016
This one was a great surprise! Lot of taste, acid and sweet (good balance), generous on the alcohol side. Tasted like old time. Diqqiediq (17) - Meerkerk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2003
A very good French beer.............................................. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Can brought back from a trip to the Auvergne by Mrs H. Definitely not in hand luggage. Thank you, my dear. Clear golden colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma has sweetness and yeast. Taste is fruity, perhaps orange, and alcoholic. Sweetness and sourness is followed by a bitter finish. A bit too much carbonation. Otherwise excellent. 2.7.10. Bottle. Underarm malt aroma. Less fruit than before and more rough malts, and perhaps a sharper impression of bitterness. Last rating was generous. Rated: 5,3,6,4,13:3.1 liinis (1774) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
great white head heavenly good aroma and taste. I just love it as it’s fresh and rich in flavour. palate makes you want sip over and over again.
Flowers and herbs, sweet fruits.
want more! dwyerpg (6285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2008
A light malty aroma. Looks fine. Pretty sweet up front, some hops in the finish, and a bit of sour too. A decent beer.
GoufCustom (2074) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2013
generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
750 ml cork bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber yellow colour; Three finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Fragrant and lively aroma of orange, coriander, honey, malt, Belgian yeast, grains and red fruits; Medium sweet taste of ale malt, with honey, orange, light bread, dry biscuit, yeasty, sharp liquorices, shades of brandy, alcohol, rice grains, citrus, and some shade of grass; Medium body, pretty thick and oily palate; Taste profile is strong sweet, bitter and boozy English ale base, with an expressive honey orange taste with lively Belgian yeast. Liquorices and strong, warming alcohol taste dominate with flashes of brandy. Cool! Hoppiness is initially very sharp herbal hops mixed with sweet orange honey taste, than liquorices takes over and bitterness kinda peters out for an empty finish. Slightly dry after taste, very easy and sweet to mouth.
Comments: Looking at the label, I would never believe all these adjuncts could make a decent brew and then some but here it is: excellent frothy body, expressive and lively nose and taste, strong hoppiness and booze to balance out the sweetness, and the Belgian yeast, a surprise I thought only for the Dubbels and Tripels, make a strong statement here as well. A more than decent de Garde, a true keeper for sharing with your friends!
Its body has a deep orange amber color with a good cloudy appearance and a tall off white head. The head quickly fades down to a thin cap which then holds on well making spotty slick lacing on the glass. The aroma is very wheaty and bready. Underneath that are some light citrusy notes of hops. The flavor has dry wheat, light grain and light bready malty notes throughout. Towards the finish a light touch of citrus hops moves in and adds some bitterness for balance. The finish is quick, snappy and dry. The palate has a medium well carbonated feel. Overall it is a very nice Biere de Garde with loads of tasty wheat maltiness. Everything else is right on par for the style. GTAEgeek (2295) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a significant, foamy beige head. The aroma is figs, caramel, and apples. The flavor is malty sweet and a little spicy. The palate is heavy, sticky and a little acidic and astringent. Overall, a powerful and complex beer. Very tasty. crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2011
This was a surprisingly delicious BDG. The hops seemed really fresh, just a pleasant beer.